Your sexuality is something to be proud of! It's sacred, pleasurable, and powerful—something that's unique to you and only you!
And while sharing and living out your fantasies, desires, and urges with partners or multiple partners is delicious, getting to know your own body by yourself can be such a thrilling and important act of self-love and self-care.
So if you're new to the world of sex toys, or fancy learning a bit more about the different types of sex toys and how to use them, you can consider this your ultimate guide... like a sex toy 101 masterclass in pleasure!
Side note: Don't forget to check out our sexy tutorial on how to use a vibrator for the first time!
What is a Sex Toy?
A sex toy is a pleasure product that has been created to discover and enhance one's sexual bliss.
And oddly enough, when vibrators were invented almost two centuries ago, they weren't used as pleasure products at all...
History of the Sex Toy
Back in the day, sex toys were used by male doctors on female patients who complained of anxiety, stress, and fatigue! Back then, it was categorised as "hysteria"... a ridiculous way of describing what was actually sexual frustration.
It was believed that women didn't experience sexual pleasure and were merely an aid to satisfy their husband's lust. Yes, really...
But by 1880, the electromechanical vibrator was introduced by Doctor Joseph Mortimer Granville, making doctors effectively obsolete for symptoms of "hysteria".
Women began buying their own sex toys so they could experience their joy sans waiting in a doctor's office!
And voila, the sex toy was born and continues to be improved upon ever since!
What Are the Different Types of Sex Toys?
Clitoral Sex Toys
The clitoris is a magical part of the female anatomy that is actually root-shaped. So that wondrous nub that we see is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to sexual bliss.
And interestingly, the clitoris serves zero purpose besides pleasure. Not only that, but many women argue that they need clitoral stimulation in order to climax.
For that reason, clitoral sex toys are a huge hit for ladies all over the world.
A clitoral sex toy is one that targets the clitoris using either vibrations or air pulse suction-like actions. It can be used for a gentle rumble and general stimulation, or more focused, targeted stimulation which can be powerful.
There are tons of different clitoral sex toys available, such as magic wands, wearable panty vibrators, suction vibrators and more.
These are three fabulous clitoral stimulation sex toys:
G-Spot Sex Toys
Did you know? The G-spot is actually a part of the clitoral network! It's a spongy somewhat raised area about two to three inches inside of the vagina.
When aroused, it tends to swell, making it even easier to find. This makes it the perfect area to stimulate for a different type of orgasm. In fact, it may even be stronger than a clitoral orgasm.
And while some find it difficult to climax from penetration, taking the time to find and massage the G-spot may just be your key to learning more about your body and the different kinds of euphoria you can experience.
When it comes to G-spot sex toys, you'll spot them due to their curved tip. These sex toys are designed in this way so that it's easier and more pleasurable to really hit the right spot. Some are flexible, and some come with grooves and ridges for extra stimulation.
All in all however, there are tons of different G-spot sex toys available, such as:
Clitoral and G-Spot Sex Toys aka Dual Stimulation
These types of sex toys, more commonly known as 'dual stimulation sex toys' are pleasure products that stimulate both the clitoris and the G-spot at the same time.
In this way, you have the power to experience a blended orgasm, which is one of the most firework-inducing climaxes!
There are tons of different dual stimulation sex toys available, such as the:
- Thrusting Rabbit Vibrator
- Clit Licking Dual Vibrator
- G-Booster Vibrator
- Satisfyer App Enabled Mono Flex Vibrator
But dual stimulation sex toys are not just for women!
There are a few sex toys for men that offer dual stimulation, such as the:
Both of these dual stimulation sex toys stimulate the prostate and the perineum (the space between the anus and the scrotum) for that extra oomph!
Anal Sex Toys
For some, anal pleasure is a big taboo. But actually, the anus is rife with sensitive nerve endings, making it a super erotic erogenous zone!
Whether you're starting off with anal sex toys or anal sex, the most important thing is to take your time, use lots of lube, and be mindful of how you're feeling throughout the experience.
You may want to start off with an anal training kit, which will allow you to play at your own pace and work your way up to bigger and better!
For beginners, we recommend the:
- CalExotics Remote Control Anal Adventure Set
- CalExotics Remote Control Foreplay Set
- Jewelled Butt Plug Set for anal training
- Anal Butt Plug Set for anal training
For more experienced anal lovers, we recommend these butt plug sex toys:
Prostate Massager Sex Toys
The prostate is a walnut-sized gland that can be found inside the anus of men, between the bladder and the penis. This gland is beneficial because it secretes fluid that nourishes and protects the sperm. But that's not all it's good for...
The prostate, when stimulated, has the power to produce massive orgasms!
There are tons of prostate massager sex toys available, such as the:
- Remote Controlled Anal Prostate Massager
- Tracy's Dog Male Vibrating Prostate Massager Butt Plug
- Vibrating Prostate Massager
Turn your masturbation routine into a sexy dream with a male masturbator! Many of these nifty sex toys for men actually create a real-feel experience, similar to that of penetration or oral sex. In fact, some of them can even be used whilst getting oral!
Male masturbators often have a kind of torch or flashlight appearance, while others are designed to mimic certain parts of the body, giving it a realistic appearance.
There are tons of different types of male masturbators, some with internal grooves and bumps for extra stimulation, some that are smooth, as well as different sizes, shapes, and levels of tightness.
Take a gander at the:
- Tracy's Dog 'Sam' Masturbation Cup
- Tracy's Dog Double Ended Pocket Pussy
- Tracy's Dog Realistic Mouth Stroker with Teeth
- Apollo Hydro Power Stroker
Couples Sex Toys
Fancy discovering the perks of sex toys in the bedroom? There are so many benefits to couples sex toys, as it not only brings both partners even more pleasure, but is also a way in which to learn more about what your lover likes.
Couples sex toys come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and functions. Some can be worn by him during penetrative sex, some can be worn by her, some are remote-controlled, some are simply tools to engage in mutual masturbation, creating a little voyeuristic thrill!
For beginners, we recommend the:
- Couples Sex Toy Starter Set, which has different vibes and pleasure products to get started with.
And for those looking for a new thrill in the bedroom, take a peek at the:
Or, for a sexy date night twist, consider the sassy adult game, You & Me Erotic Couples Game. A playful game loaded with sensual prompts and suggestive ideas.
Sex Toy Essentials
And now that you're well-versed in the world of sex toys, don't forget about the little thrills and frills that make your session even hotter, safer, and more pleasurable.
While many aren't big fans of condoms, there are some that are actually so thin that they enhance sensitivity while keeping you protected.
The Tracy's Dog Raw-Like Condoms are an example of condoms that really give that skin-to-skin feel whilst keeping you happy and healthy.
Lube isn't just for anal fun or for those who have a hard time producing natural lubrication! It's actually a sexual aid that creates an even smoother and more pleasurable glide for all involved!
Not just that, but you can grab yourself a flavoured lube for a tantalising experience, or you could go for a more targeted lube that'll increase your levels of bliss on certain parts of the body.
Do any of these tickle your fancy?
- Intimate Earth Clitoral Arousal Serum
- Intimate Earth Adventure Relaxing Anal Serum
- Intimate Earth Embrace Vaginal Tightening Pleasure Serum
- Intimate Earth Discover G-Spot Stimulating Serum
Sex Toy Cleaner
Last but not least, when you enter the world of sex toys it's super important that you take good care of them. Each sex toy material will require a different kind of clean, so be sure to read up on how to clean your chosen sex toy.
The Green Foaming Toy Cleaner from Intimate Earth is a goodie as it contains antibacterial ingredients, is all-natural, and is safe to use on any toy!
And there you have it! Everything you need to know about sex toys, how to use them, why they're so pleasurable, and how to keep them (and yourself) safe, happy, and thoroughly satisfied! Enjoy!